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Plane part removed from alley near World Trade Center; no ‘potential’ human remains found

Posted at 10:53 AM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 11:58:53-04

The wing support structure that came from one of the two planes that terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11 has been removed from the narrow alley in which it was wedged, authorities said Wednesday.

No potential human remains have been found following an inspection by the medical examiner’s office at the site next to 51 Park Place, a few blocks north of where the new World Trade Center is rising.

“OCME has concluded the inspection at 51 Park Place.   All sifting operations have been completed.   No potential human remains (PHR) have been recovered,” said medical examiner’s officer spokeswoman Ellen Borakove in a statement.

The large piece, which supported the wing’s flaps, was found with a Boeing 767 identification number intact, but it was not clear which plane the part belonged to.